The Riverview Education Foundation (REF) is a non-profit, volunteer organization established to enhance the educational opportunities of Riverview School District students.
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REF Grants Program

The 2014 Grant Season is now open!

Please use the grant application tool to submit your REF grant. Grants will be accepted through November 1.

Please review the criteria and restrictions for grants and direct any questions to Grants Administrator Laura Knox at grants@refweb.org

This grant template can be used before submitting applications via the online tool. Please do not submit this form via US mail or email.

District Funding Priorities and Initiatives

REF representatives meet annually with RSD staff to identify district funding priorities for the following school year. These district funding priorities guide REF’s fundraising efforts for the year. In instances where a particular district funding initiative is identified, REF may perform targeted fundraising around the initiative and the initiative may be promoted at REF events.

Classroom and School Enrichment Grants

REF classroom and school enrichment grants support a broad range of projects and materials that enhance the District curriculum and actively engage students in learning. Two types of grants are awarded: General and Health and Wellness. Teachers, staff, parents and students may apply. Parent and student applications must have a school staff sponsor, and all grants must be approved by the principal(s) of the schools involved. Individual classroom grants will be awarded up to $1000. Grade-level, department-wide, or school-wide programs serving less than 300 students will be awarded up to $3000. School-wide programs serving more than 300 students will be awarded up to $5000.

Grant Criteria

Enrichment grants are based strictly on merit. Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Stimulate learning and enhance or expand the school curriculum
  • Support innovative teaching methods
  • Possess a high degree of active student engagement
  • Maximize the number of students involved
  • Introduce useful supplies/resources to the school
  • Have potential for repetition or can be adapted to other classes/groups

Health and Wellness grants are held to the same criteria as the General grants, but also must support or promote the physical, nutritional, or emotional health and wellness of Riverview students.

NOTE: Preference will be given to projects implemented during school hours, but exceptional extracurricular proposals will be considered.

Grant Restrictions

The REF Classroom and School Enrichment Grant Program does not fund:

  • Staff salaries, substitute or release time
  • Projects, materials or programs not consistent with the goals of the Riverview School District

 Grant Award Recipients

Examples of past grant awards

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